London's top 10 most crowded boroughs

2 May 2013
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Which boroughs have the highest population density? We explore London's most crowded boroughs

London is Britain's most crowded region with a resident population density of over 5000 people/km². We drill into the London region to list the 10 most crowded boroughs of London to see which ones are responsible for making London so notoriously busy.

1. Islington

Islington is London's most crowded borough with an unbelievable population density of 13,890 people per squared km. Let's use the football pitch to paint a picture of how crowded Islington is. If you were to fill a football pitch with to the same density as Islington you would have 150 players running about (and bumping into each other).

Some of the most crowded place in Islington are: Barnsbury, Highbury East, Mildmay.

2. Hackney

Hackney is London's second most crowded borough with a population density of 12,920/km². It's most crowded places are: Dalston, Clissold, Chatham and De Beauvoir.

3. Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington and Chelsea is London's third most crowded borough having a density of 12,830 people per square km. The most crowded places in Kensington and Chelsea are: AbingdonColville and Abingdon.

4. Lambeth

With 11,230 people per km² Lambeth is London's fourth most crowded borough. Residents feeling the squeeze the most in  are residents of: Brixton HillLarkhall and Oval.

5. Hammersmith and Fulham

Hammersmith and Fulham is London's fifth most densly populated borough with 10,380 people per km². Most cramped areas of Hammersmith and Fulham are: AddisonAskew and Fulham Broadway.

6. Tower Hamlets

In sixth place is Tower Hamlets with 10,300/km². Half way through the list and we still have a population density similar to putting 111 players on a football pitch! The most crowded areas in Tower Hamlets are Bethnal Green SouthShadwell and Bethnal Green North.

7. Camden

With 10,090 residents per squares kilometre Camden comes out as London's seventh most squeezed borough. The most packed places in Camden are: BloomsburyKing's Cross and Kilburn.

8. Westminster

Just dropping into four digit numbers Westminster has 9,880 people per km² putting it into eigth place. The top most crowded places are: TachbrookHarrow Road and Church Street.

9. Southwark

Southwark is the 9th most crowded borough of London with a population density of 9,870/km². The top most cramped areas of Southwark are: NewingtonBrunswick Park and East Walworth.

10. Wandsworth

So number 10 out of the 32 London boroughs for being crowded is Wansworth. Wandsworth has a population density of 8,810 people resident per km² of space. We now have 95 players on our imaginary football pitch. Wandsworth's top most crowded locations are: LatchmereQueenstown and Graveney.

Where do you want to live?

Do you like to live where it is crowded or would you prefer somewhere more bustling? Do you live in one of the boroughs and thing it is not so bad? Let us know in the comment box below.

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